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    • Orange County Material No. II

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    • This folder contains documents related to the history of Orange, Texas. A narrative history, outline of history, and a list of city points of interest are included.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Fortifications of Galveston

    • Maresh files
    • These documents discuss the fortifications of Galveston which comprise the harbor defenses. The documents talk about the forts as they were in 1937 when the paper was written as well as the earlier history of the fortifications and who was in...
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Texas Navy

    • Maresh files
    • These documents describe the history of the Texas Navy during its height during the Texas Republic and its decline.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Journey Through Texas

    • Maresh files
    • Contains an excerpt from Frederick Olmstead's "A Journey Through Texas", which describes his travel by horseback through the state. Also includes an excerpt from "Diary & Letters of Josiah Gregg", which describes Gregg's experiences in the Houston...
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • New Encyclopedia of Texas

    • Maresh files
    • Contains selections from the first volume of the New Encyclopedia of Texas. The selections concern the history of cities and notable individuals in southeast Texas.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Waller County

    • Maresh files
    • Contains historical sketch of Waller County, a list of notable people in Waller County, and a sketch of Edwin Waller; includes bibliography.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Murray's City Directory for 1870-1871

    • Maresh files
    • Contains excerpts from the 1870-1871 edition of Murray's City Directory. Included is a history of Houston, information about the first Houston city fair, and a street directory.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Galveston (Origin of Name)

    • Maresh files
    • These documents discuss the early names of the Galveston area and when the current name Galveston was established. Early names include: Malhado ; St. Louis ; Isle de Culebra ; Galveztown ; Campeachy ; Saccharappa.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Battle of Galveston

    • Maresh files
    • These documents describe the Battle of Galveston which occurred on January 1, 1863 during the American Civil War. The battle was a victory for the confederate forces and left them with several Union warships. The last of these documents also...
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Port Arthur Magazine (Volume II)

    • Magazine articles
    • These documents are articles from the Port Arthur magazine.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Folklore and Folktales

    • Maresh files
    • The legend of Lake Sabine and Full Moon.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Dick Dowling's Battle

    • Maresh files
    • A brief description about the life and death of Dick Dowling in Houston, Texas after his return from war.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • Presidents and Governors, Texas

    • Maresh files
    • List of former Texas Presidents and Governors.
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470
    • House Plantation

    • Maresh files
    • Three drafts of a description of the history and business of House Plantation, a plantation owned by Arcola Sugar Mills Company. Sources include Bill Griffin, who lived on the plantation for 61 years and W. L. Howse, a former manager of the Arcola...
    • Houston Metropolitan Research Center Maresh WPA Files, MSS1470

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